Link Between Lead Toxicity and ADHD

When a child first presents with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it is important to assess if there is an underlying medical cause for the symptoms. Lead is a neurotoxin that has been well studied to affect children’s cognition and behavior, and the behavioral profile seen with lead toxicity can mimic ADHD. Children […]

ADHD And Co-Morbid Tic Disorder

A call recently came into the SmartCare PC2 line that highlights an important clinical situation. Case Presentation: 10 yo boy with history of motor tic disorder (eye blinking, shoulder shrugging) who was then diagnosed with ADHD combined type. He was started on Concerta and titrated to 36 mg qAM, which has been helpful for his […]